[rescue] Hacking Linux since.....

Curtis H. Wilbar Jr. rescue at hawkmountain.net
Thu Sep 25 22:29:49 CDT 2003

I first played with linux in 1994 I think.  I remember kernel
0.9.7, and I think the distro I ran was SLS 1.03 as I recall.

And all that running on a 486DX2/66.  Had a heck of a time with
the Diamond Stealth in it and its "custom" clock chip.  I had
a hack that didn't quite work, but if I booted first to Windows
3.1 at 1024x768, then rebooted into Linux, it worked.

Didn't really have a network back then, so I didn't do much with
it other than check out Linux and be able to say "I can run
UNIX on my PC"....

Still have the CD around... I keep intending to install it onto
something to show my friends that didn't see Linux back in those

-- Curt

On Thu, 2003-09-25 at 21:15, Andrew Weiss wrote:
> On Thursday, September 25, 2003, at 06:10  AM, Kevin wrote:
> > I started with linux back in 1995 too.  With a version
> > of Slackware that came with the "LINUX Unleashed" book.
> > I didn't know anything about *nix, i just wanted to
> > be able to run Radiance.  Those were the days....
> >
> > /KRM
> >
> Mine was the blue Matt Welsh book "Linux Installation and Getting 
> Started" and the early (Nov 1995) Infomagic 5 CD set which included 
> Slackware 3.0, Redhat 2.1, and a version of Debian that everyone tells 
> me doesn't exist, but I did instal it (YES I have the CD's on my 
> bookshelf and just checked)... it says Debian 1.0... and it was 1.2.13 
> based, but still a.out unlike the other two which were ELF at that 
> point.
> Andrew
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